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 County: Clay County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Index for Books.

Index for Books.

Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Kerr, Warren Dunlop
Description: Patent for "... improvements in indexes for books which receive the freight tariffs or schedules of railroads and the agreements between one road and others a to division of freight charges where the traffic is handled by more than one" (lines 11-16 ) including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Reversible Spring-Motor.

Reversible Spring-Motor.

Date: April 20, 1897
Creator: Click, John Jones
Description: Patent for a spring-motor for bicycles, street and railway cars, and other vehicles which is meant "to accumulate and store surplus power which is usually lost in stopping vehicles and in holding back the same when descending steep grades, the purpose being to utilize such stored power for the purpose of propelling the vehicle up an incline or at whatever point additional power may be found desirable." (Lines 17-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Coffee-Pot.

Coffee-Pot.

Date: February 23, 1897
Creator: Royer, Lemon S.
Description: Patent for a coffee pot "wherein the water is forced to percolated through a body of coffee or tea held in a holder or receptacle near the top of the vessel." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Wire-Fence Tool.

Wire-Fence Tool.

Date: December 1, 1896
Creator: Orton, Lewis W.
Description: Patent for a device "that will combine in one all the tools actually necessary in building or repairing an ordinary wire fence." (Lines 14-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Seed-Planter.

Seed-Planter.

Date: June 16, 1896
Creator: Leissler, John C.
Description: Patent for a durable, simply constructed, and inexpensive seed-planter. It has a main frame, adjustable supporting-wheels, diagonal parallel bars, disk-beams with "angular front ends pivoted in brackets on the main frame" (lines 48-49), and "disks supported by stub-shafts projecting from the spindle-supporting bar" (lines 49-51).
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Quilting-Frame.

Quilting-Frame.

Date: December 10, 1895
Creator: Click, John J.
Description: Patent for a quilting frame designed to be used with a sewing machine and "which may be easily set up and be supported from the floor, and not in any manner mar or injure the walls or ceilings." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Valve-Gear.

Valve-Gear.

Date: September 24, 1895
Creator: Hill, Millard F. & Easley, Clifton W.
Description: Patent for a valve-gear that uses a single eccentric, "together with devices by which such eccentric may be shifted upon the shaft and locked in its various positions to effect either a reversal of the engine or a stoppage thereof with a full head of steam on, and to run the engine in one or the other direction, as may be desired" (lines 10-15).
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File or Bill-Book.

File or Bill-Book.

Date: July 10, 1894
Creator: Slaton, William David
Description: Patent for a paper file that has "an index board or cover that it can be moved along the transfer wires from one side of the bottom boards to the other, the same as papers and with or without papers attached to it, and so that when brought around on top of the bottom board and interposed papers it will form therewith a book in which the papers or blanks will be retained for the ready reference or for such use as may be required" (lines 24-33). Papers can be punched with a mechanism on the invention so that papers can be placed onto the retaining wires.
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Apparatus for Burning Garbage.

Apparatus for Burning Garbage.

Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Risley, Ward
Description: Patent for an apparatus for burning garbage that is made up of a roasting chamber, a grate to hold the garbage, two furnaces, a passage for the ashes, a third furnace connected to the passage, flues, a smokestack, non-combustible absorbent material around the flues and beneath the grate, and flues beneath the grate.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Shears for Cutting Hot Metal.

Shears for Cutting Hot Metal.

Date: September 30, 1891
Creator: Cleveland, William T.
Description: Patent for "a device which is more especially intended for shearing hot metal, although it may be used for cutting cold material," (lines 8-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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